Latest Research

This page provides links to recently published research on sites from both Australia and overseas.

This report, published by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (RGF), focusses on issues around access to, and the provision of, effective problem gambling treatment services within prisons.  It highlights possible areas for improvement associated with the identification, recording and treatment of problem gambling in Victoria’s criminal justice system.

This Working Paper is from a series published by the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. Written by Hielke Buddelmeyer and Kyle Peyton it examines the relatonship between Australian Government stimulus payments, Carbon Tax compensation and EGM expenditure.

This study was undertaken by ANU on behalf of the ACT Gaming and Racing Commission.  It explores the knowledge and beliefs about signs and symptoms of problem gambling amongst people who play gaming machines, and their attitudes towards people with gambling problems.

The Victorian Gambling Study is a longitudinal study of gambling and health in Victoria, Australia, taking place from 2009 to 2012. Published by the Victorian responsible Gambling Foundation, it examines changes in gambling behaviour over time.

This portion of the research is a continuation (or Wave 3) of previous studies in the same series on problem gambling.

The Victorian Gambling Study is a longitudinal study of gambling and health in Victoria, Australia, taking place from 2009 to 2012. It examines changes in gambling behaviour over time. This portion of the research presents the findings from qualitative interviews of the study participants.

Australian Gambling Statistics (AGS) is a comprehensive set of statistics related to gambling in Australia, covering the entire range of legalised Australian gambling products.

The publication has been produced since 1984, and is compiled annually by the Government Statistician in co-operation with all Australian state and territory governments. This 28th Edition contains data from 1984–85 to 2009–10.

The Responsible Gambling Council has presented the findings from Insight 2011 - a project aimed at developing a framework of best practices for gambling providers to respond to patrons who may have a gambling problem.

This report presents the findings of the 2011 NSW Gambling Survey.  The survey was conducted for the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing by Ogilivy Illumination. It is the largest dedicated survey into problem gambling in NSW with a sample size of 10,000  adults aged 18 and over. The 2011 methodology for measuring problem gambling differed from the 2006 approach - therefore the prevalence and gambling risk rates from the two...

Thie resource, authored by Robert Williams, Beverley West and Robert Simpson for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre uses the available evidence to provide a framework for understanding how problem gambling develops.  It then describes and evaluates the various problem gambling prevention initiatives used and developed around the world and goes on to identify current 'best practices' for the prevention of problem gambling.

This study, commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services in Tasmania explores the knowledge, attitudes and experiences of young Tasmanians (specifically those between 14-17 years of age) with regard to gambling.

This study, undertaken for the Victorian Department of Justice by Dr Samantha Thomas and Ms Sophie Lewis (Monash University) seeks to understand how broad socio-cultural factors, gambling consumption and behaviours, and interaction with popular media-based messages about gambling influence the ways gamblers think about gambling.

This report, comissioned by the Gambling Commission in Great Britain provides an overview of current knowledge with regard to ‘social gambling’, and widens the discussion of potential implications for risk, harm and responsible play in relation to  gaming and gambling behaviour.

This report, commissioned by UnitingCare Australia, was undertaken by academics from the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine. 

The research investigates poker machine expenditure and community benefit claims in 41 federal electorates located across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT.

This report presents the results of a performance audit on monitoring and minimising harm caused by problem gambling in the Australian Capital Territory conducted by the ACT Auditor-General's Office.  The report was presented to the Speaker for tabling in the ACT Legislative Assembly on 3 April 2012.

The second Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania was released on 28 March 2012.  The study was undertaken by the Allen Consulting Group in collaboration with experts from Monash University, the University of Melbourne and the Social Research Centre. 

Click on the 'read more' link  to access the executive summary of the report.  Or follow the links provided below to access the full report volumes from the Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance website: